Since April 2016, the organisations involved in the Forest Health Connect Integrated Neighbourhood Team (INT) have been working closer together to provide the right mix of support in a more efficient and timely manner to meet people’s needs.
To date, there have been many good news stories where local people are feeling the benefits and further improvements will be made as the Connect way of working continues to develop. These include:
- Joint visits,
Through Connect, teams have been working more closely to support families. In a recent case family members were concerned about an elderly relative’s mobility and ability to manage various tasks. A coordinated visit with a Social Worker, Occupational Therapist and Physiotherapist alleviated some of the concerns raised and put strategies and support in place. The Physiotherapist was able to explain how the customer’s illness was affecting her mobility, and how they were more able than they initially appeared to be, this knowledge supported the care the Social Worker was able to give.A discussion with the family afterward indicated how stressed they had been with the situation, and how they now they felt very supported by all the services.
- My Care Wishes
When an individual is living with frailty, has a long term illness, or has been identified as being within the last 12 months of life, it is essential that they have the opportunity to plan for their future. Teams in Forest Heath have been trained in My Care Wishes where individuals are able to discuss with a health and/or social care professional about what may happen as their condition progresses and to record their preferences for care.This gives people a voice in their future care and ensures their wishes are known in an emergency situation.
One of the aims of Connect is to help people be aware of what support is available in their local community to help them and their families lead a healthy and active life.
Below you will find links to websites which have information on services, groups and events in your local area.
Local health services
- GP surgeries
- Newmarket Pregnancy Support Centre
- Accident and Emergency Service
- Health support groups
- Brandon Town Council
- Mildenhall Parish Council
- Newmarket Town Council
- West Suffolk Council
- Brandon Library
- Lakenheath Library
- Mildenhall Library
- Newmarket Library
- Red Lodge Library (Suffolk Libraries Local)
- Citizens Advice Newmarket
- Citizens Advice Suffolk West – Brandon and Mildenhall
- Brandon Leisure Centre
- Mildenhall Gym, Dome Leisure Centre and Swimming Pool
- Newmarket Leisure Centre
- Children’s Centres
- Churches and faith groups
- Community Transport
- Racing Welfare
Community groups and activities
- Social clubs
- Newmarket Day Centre
- Sports clubs
- Hobbies and interest groups
- Music groups
- Youth groups
Local village and parish council websites
- Barton Mills
- Dalham & Dunstall Green
- Red Lodge
If you run a group that is not here and would like to include it on the Suffolk InfoLink directory please register and add the details HERE.
Would you find other links useful?
We will continue to add useful links to this page and welcome any suggestions that you may have. Please email details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Countywide organisations and support
Additional contact details and links to useful websites can be found on our Contacts/Help page which aims to help you find the specific support you need across Suffolk.